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1985 Bazooka

1985 Bazooka Bazooka is a character I almost entirely associate with the cartoon, which I think is probably a common notion. For me, it’s partly because I’ve still not read the comic issues he would appear in, but I don’t … Continue reading

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1991 Quick Kick

1991 Quick Kick I’ve sometimes questioned the criteria fans use to determine what is a “new” figure and what counts as a “variant” of an existing figure. Quick Kick is an interesting example of that, where six years apart from … Continue reading

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1985 Tele-Viper

1985 Tele-Viper The Tele-Viper is cool figure to me, both because the sculpt was familiar to my childhood and because he’s a classic Cobra from the best year. He goes with the Viper like peanut-butter and jelly, and in general … Continue reading

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1985 Ripper

1985 Ripper I’ve always been fine with Dreadnoks, but something that surprises me about my own interest in recent years, is how much the appeal of the Dreadnoks have grown on me. There’s a limit to that, and a few … Continue reading

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1985 Lady Jaye

1985 Lady Jaye Until 1988, the GI Joe line had a requisite female figure every year. While all of them are popular, sometimes even fan-favorite characters, I really only like two of them myself, with one being the Baroness and … Continue reading

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1985 Torch

1985 Torch My opinion on Dreadnoks tends to come and go, as sometimes I find myself greatly appreciative of their place in the line, and sometimes I feel they’re a bit overplayed. Of course, that’s true of most themes you … Continue reading

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1985 Dusty

1985 Dusty I think in all 12 years of ARAH, 1985 was probably the best year in the entire run. I think it represents the precipice of the 80‘s, building off what made ‘84 great, but just before the downward … Continue reading

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1985 Lampreys

1985 Lampreys For most people, I think the Lamprey is a very forgettable figure from the ever popular 1985 line-up. I can understand why, since he really doesn’t show up in the cartoon or the comics, and the figure doesn’t … Continue reading

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1985 Tomax & Xamot

1985 Tomax & Xamot “They don’t fight with steel and claw, backed with muscle and honest sweat…The chase you with paper, wound you with your own laws and kill you with the money you loaned them.” In a lot of … Continue reading

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1985 Frostbite

1985 Frostbite Frostbite is a curious figure. As an arctic figure and a vehicle driver, he doesn’t seem to do much to draw any particular interest, but he’s got some elements I find valuable to point out. Or course, as … Continue reading

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